Watch: Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver' Gets a Strange Mickey Mouse Twist
If for some reason you're lacking a viewing of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver in your cinephile history, you must correct it immediately. Upon completion, feel free to check out director Michel Gondry taking his style to the film in the form of a sweded trailer he made (though it's entirely in French). Now that you've done that, it's time for a complete re-imagineering of the dark, twisted drama that only Walt Disney could create. That's exactly what Bryan Boyce has done as he turns Travis Bickle into a strange Mickey Mouse obsessed man merely looking for love in a rapidly transforming New York City. It's funny, but also strange.
Here's Bryan Boyce's version of Taxi Driver and reimagined by Walt Disney, found via SlashFilm:
This funny short recently played at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and goes along with San Francisco based artist Bryan Boyce's other works which are primarily with film, video and still photography that reduce, recycle and re-use footage from a wide spectrum of sources to create hybrid critiques of politics and pop culture. I have to say, there's some pretty impressive special effects at work here with various Disney images plastered all over scenes from Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, including the most iconic one. Funny stuff?